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Jul 27, 2016 8:57 AM CST
|My sailing club makes bailing buckets this way to bail swamped boats, but I never thought of using it this way - one more great idea to keep our landfills from filling up! Thanks!|
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Jul 27, 2016 4:38 PM CST
I'm going to use your idea except with a different sized containers. Large for mixes, small ones so I can fill houseplant pots... I try to use a trowel but most of the time I wind up just using my hands.
Something that will make this idea a great use is for when we have mix "recipes". You know: one part soil, one part compost, one part perlite as an example. The scoop would make easy work of that as we don't really know or care exactly how much "one part" is. I often just use a small 3-4" pot a plant came in but many times they are too thin/flimsy to scoop enough at one time; and if I pick up a larger pot it is sometimes too big to fit in the bucket I keep ingredients in.
Jul 28, 2016 7:18 AM CST
|I made a similar but smaller scoop from a plastic half-gallon milk carton some years ago. It was ok, but the thicker walls on your soap jug are probably better for a larger and sturdier scoop.|
Jul 30, 2016 8:01 AM CST
|We do this at my house! I use scoops like this for spreading things like dry molasses, cornmeal, and alfalfa pellets. We even use one inside to fill up the cat litter boxes!|
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Jul 30, 2016 8:18 AM CST
|Fantastic way to save money and recycle!! It will last a good long time as well.|
Jul 30, 2016 3:16 PM CST
|I just realized if I unscrew the lid I have a funnel! getting sand & gravel where I want in a planter is less messy and more accurate. I haven't made a big one yet, only a small one from a plastic water bottle (amazing how you don't have things when you need them huh?) My daughter drinks something that looks something like Gater-aid which uses thicker plastic that I want to recycle to make a small scoop.|
Jul 31, 2016 11:31 AM CST
|Was the lid side [top] portion not suitable for this? I also reuse many things like this. |
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Jul 31, 2016 3:47 PM CST
|I was using the lid end... the tapered shape makes a great handle. I was just having a senior moment, then realized I can remove the lid...|
Jul 31, 2016 7:14 PM CST
|Also works great for scooping bird seed out of bags, leave the lid on and use if for column type feeders.
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